“Will not be Playing in NFL Anymore”: Antonio Brown

Published 09/23/2019, 8:26 AM EDT
Antonio Brown


Antonio Brown became a free agent when he was released by New England Patriots after just ticking off 11 days in the year long contract with the club and representing them in just one game. Ahead of the Patriots’ first game after releasing him, Brown was seen hugely active on Twitter, where he wrote that he would “not be playing in NFL anymore,” further going on to take a dig at other people in football, who have been accused of sexual crimes.

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“Will not be playing in the NFL anymore these owners can cancel deals do whatever they want at anytime we will see if the @NFLPA hold them accountable sad they can just void guarantees anytime going on 40m 2 months will see if they pay up !” : a tweet from Brown’s official Twitter handle read.

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According to NFL, when Brown first landed in New England, he signed a contract with $10 million guaranteed — $9 million in a signing bonus. While he earned two game checks, the first check for $5 million of his signing bonus was due Monday, Sept. 23. It is now believed that he will not be paid the amount by the Patriots.

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He was also denied $29.125 million worth of guaranteed money when he controversially left Oakland Raiders to join the Patriots. On the contrary, he was then fined a an amount of $215,073.53 for conduct detrimental to the team, as reported by ESPN.

Once Patriots had released him, it was highly doubted whether any other team would risk signing a player who has allegations of sexual abuse on him. Though Brown has claimed that he will not be playing in the NFL, it has happened before when he threatened to quit for being asked to wear new helmets by the league. It would be interesting to see if Antonio Brown returns to play, especially after the investigation, which according to NFL, is still being carried out.

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Saketh Kandadai

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